The Breeders Halter Futurity is the highest paying halter event in history – boasting a 1.5 million dollar payout in 2020! We offer 4 different divisions for exhibitors:  Amateur, Open, Color Amateur, and Color Open.  In 2020 we celebrated our 10 year anniversary and to date have paid out over 10 million dollars!

Thank you to all of our sponsors for 2021!

Diamond Sponsors

Headley Quarter Horses: Steve, Kathy & Sara Headley

Fossil Gate Farms LLC – Linda Gordon

 

Gold Sponsors

The Equine Chronicle

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que – Joy Stehney

 

Corporate Partners

Twin Cities South Trailers, Pilot Point – Gary & Tammy Raak

 

Silver Sponsor

Three Nails Ranch – Billy & Suzonne Franks

Santa Cruz Animal Health

 

Bronze Sponsor

Robinson Quarter Horses – Jerry & Penny Robinson

Kull Ranch

Beck Farms

Nutrena

 

Contributing Sponsors

Golf Carts of Iowa

Harris Leather and Silverworks

Asset Equine and Ranch Insurance

Kellerman Rubber Ties

Headley Quarter Horses: Steve, Kathy & Sarah Headley

Tom & Mary Robertson & Clients

DAC

Chad & Tiffany Beus

The Tack Room

TSC & Cheryl Vasi

HealthyCoat

Style Stable Products

VanWall Equipment

Jim & Georgia Snow

Rod Patrick Custom Bootmakers

The Breeders Halter Futurity

 

Owner-Breeder-Exhibitior Belt Buckle

Thomas & Mimsi Coon – Jr Amateur Weanling Colt

JL Robinson QH & Dewey Smith QH – Sr Amateur Weanling Colt

Brinks Hattery – Amateur Weanling Gelding

Thomas & Mimsi Coon – Jr Amateur Weanling Filly

Oak Spring Ranch – Kathryn Mitchell – Sr Amateur Weanling Filly

 

Do It Yourself Belt Buckle

Jensen Quarter Horses – Steve Jensen – DIY Am Weanling Colts & Geldings

Jensen Quarter Horses – Steve Jensen – DIY Am Weanling Fillies

 

Breeders Halter Futurity Grand Champion Belt Buckle

White Diamond Ranch LLC – Grand Champion Amateur Stallion

Jerry & Penny Robinson – Grand Champion Open Stallion

Jarrell & Kate Jackson – Grand Champion Amateur Mare

Sue Darr – Grand Champion Open Mare

West Lauderdale Vet Hospital – Ricky & Jennifer Jubb Young – Grand Champion Amateur Gelding

Headley Quarter Horses: Steve, Kathy & Sarah Headley – Grand Champion Open Gelding

 

Non Pro Division Champion Belt Buckle

Pam Holbrook – Jr Weanling Colts

Headley Quarter Horses: Steve, Kathy & Sarah Headley – Sr Weanling Colts

Double C Acres – Bob & Joyce Cassata – Weanling Geldings

JL Robinson QH and Dewey Smith QH – Jr Weanling Fillies

Covenant Show Horses – Kelley & Adam Wainscott – Sr Weanling Fillies

Dominic & Jannee Pugliani – PUGI Auto Group – Color Weanling Colts & Geldings

Dominic & Jannee Pugliani – PUGI Auto Group – Color Weanling Fillies

 

Breeders Halter Futurity Class Sponsors

Western Hauler

Ramona Caldwell – Equine Aqua Spa Center

Pam Bucklew-Wilder

Butch, Lisa & Kensy Maxwell

Greg & Gigi Davis

Houser and Sons Trucking

Olsen Paint Horses

Tractor Supply

Chuck Fairbanks

Steve Phillips Quarter Horses

Kathy Smallwood and June Rhea

Finish First Performance Supplements

Kimble Lewis Quarter Horses

Groff Quarter Horses

Double L Acres – Vicki Livasy

Lindsay Black – Black Show Horses

Weatherford Equine

Heather Olson & Wade Yager

Brian & Patty Ellsworth

Dylan Madden & Camren Madden

Milan Quarter Horses

English Quarter Horses

Dewey Smith Quarter Horses

Iowa Equine

Adams Quarter Horses

Bart Weyer Horse Shoeing

Terry & Phyllis Bewley

Meadow Chase Farm – Dick & Jo Peden

Baker Show Horses

Maple Hill Quarter Horses:  Owners Tony Bladen and Darrell Ireland

Bob, Craig, & Clint Cooper

Elizabeth Beauchamp & Shawn Yount

Ireland Auction Service

Castle Ranch – Abbi  & Luke Castle

Wallinger Quarter Horses

Josh & Kaleena Weakly

Jimmie Hardin Show Horses and Roy Hall

Prince Farm: Chester & Ann Prince

Peterson Show Horses – Michele & Scott Peterson

82 Diesel – Chris & Amy Page

Chris Artensen Quarter Horses Inc

Ron Doyle Quarter Horses and Initial Design Embroidery

Beck Farms

Kull Ranch

 

Friends of the Breeders Halter Futurity

D & L Farm and Home – Denton

Katie Mitchell – Mitchell Show Horses

Billy Williams – Billy The Night Watchman

Bemer Therapy by Julie Schley for Horse and Human

Steve Herman

Char-O-Lot Ranch

We are excited to announce the following judges will be judging our 2021 Show

AMATEUR
Steve Ferguson | Tim Finkenbinder | JT Mitchell | Olin Parker

OPEN JUDGES
Casey Devitt | Charlie Dobbs | Chip Knost | Russ Smith

BHF 2021 Tentative Class Schedule

**click above link to download schedule

Tuesday, 09-14-21 8:00am – BHF – Amateur Classes and Color Amateur Classes

Amateur Jr. Weanling Colts

Amateur Sr. Weanling Colts

Amateur Weanling Geldings

Color Amateur Weanling Colts and Geldings

Amateur Yearling Stallions

Color Amateur Yearling Stallions

Amateur Yearling Geldings

Color Amateur Yearling Geldings

Amateur 2 Year Old Stallions

Amateur 2 Year Old Geldings

Amateur 3 and Older Stallions

Amateur 3 and Older Geldings

BHF Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Amateur Stallion

BHF Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Amateur Gelding

Wednesday, 09-15-21 8:00am – BHF – Amateur Classes and Color Amateur Classes

Amateur Jr. Weanling Fillies

Amateur Sr. Weanling Fillies

Color Amateur Weanling Fillies

Amateur Yearling Mares

Color Amateur Yearling Mares

Amateur 2 Year Old Mares

Amateur 3 and Older Mares

BHF Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Amateur Mare

Thursday, 09-16-21 8:00am –BHF – Mare Power Classes, DIY Classes, Performance Classes

Mare Power Jr. Weanling Colts and Geldings

Mare Power Sr. Weanling Colts and Geldings

Mare Power Jr. Weanling Fillies

Mare Power Sr. Weanling Fillies

DIY Amateur Weanling Colts and Geldings

DIY Amateur Weanling Fillies

Yearling Longe Line

Western Pleasure and Performance Halter

Friday, 09-17-21 8:00am – BHF – Open Classes, Color Division Open Classes, Youth Class

Jr. Weanling Colts

Sr. Weanling Colts

Weanling Geldings

Color Weanling Colts and Geldings

Yearling Stallions

Color Yearling Stallions

Yearling Geldings

Color Yearling Geldings

2 Year Old Stallions

2 Year Old Geldings

3 and Older Stallions

3 and Older Geldings

Youth Geldings

BHF Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Open Stallion

BHF Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Open Gelding

Saturday, 09-18-21 8:00am – BHF – Open Classes, Color Division Open Classes, Youth Class

Jr. Weanling Fillies

Sr. Weanling Fillies

Color Weanling Fillies

Yearling Mares

Color Yearling Mares

2 Year Old Mares

3 and Older Mares

Youth Mares

BHF Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Open Mare

PRESENTATION OF BHF TRAILERS

Our friends, Gary and Tammy Raak, with

Twin Cities South Trailers, Pilot Point

Are going to make two Amateur Exhibitors very happy at the

2021 Breeders Halter Futurity.

One year’s use of a trailer will be awarded to the Amateur Exhibitor who accumulates the most points with the following criteria:

  1. You must show in a minimum of two Amateur Breeders Halter Futurity Classes in order to participate.
  2. All other classes – both Breeders Halter Futurity Amateur and Open and Breeders Halter Futurity Color Division Amateur and Open — will count toward this High Point Award.
  3. Must show in at least four (4) classes in order to be eligible to win.
  4. This trailer will be awarded at the conclusion of the classes on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Must be present to win.

One year’s use of a trailer will be awarded to the Amateur Exhibitor who accumulates the most points with the following criteria:

  1. You must show in a minimum of one Amateur Breeders Halter Futurity Class in order to participate.
  2. You must show in a minimum of one Breeders Halter Futurity Color Division Class in order to participate.
  3. You must show in a minimum of one Breeders Halter Futurity Performance Class – Yearling Longe Line or Western Pleasure and Performance Halter – in order to participate.
  4. All other Breeders Halter Futurity Amateur and Open Classes and Breeders Halter Futurity Color Division Amateur and Open Classes will count toward this High Point Award.
  5. Must show in at least four (4) classes in order to be eligible to win.
  6. This trailer will be awarded at the conclusion of the classes on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Must be present to win.

*You may only win one trailer per year.

**2020 Trailer Winners and their immediate family members are ineligible to win a trailer in 2021.

***Winners will have their picture taken with Gary and Tammy Raak and the

BHF Board of Directors at the Awards Presentation.

BREEDERS HALTER FUTURITY

HORSE HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

In order to ensure the health of all horses attending the 2021 Breeders Halter Futurity being held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on September 14 – 18, 2021, the following horse health requirements are being implemented:

Health Certificates within 30 days required for all horses. 

A negative EIA (Coggins) test is required for all horses dated within the last 12 months.

Upon your arrival at the Breeders Halter Futurity, our personnel will check your documents.

Please remember that our first priority is to keep all horses safe and free from sickness.   If your horse is showing signs of sickness, we strongly encourage you to leave it at home.

Any questions should be directed to Karen Kennedy at kkennedy.nhc@gmail.com or 479-414-6965.

APHA-BHF PARTNERSHIP

$20,000 BONUS PAYOUT

This partnership was designed for high placing weanling foals competing in both the 2021 Breeders Halter Futurity, September 14-18, 2021 in Des Moines, Iowa and the 2021 APHA World Show Amateur Weanling Halter World Championship Classes held in conjunction with The Lone Star Gathering (formerly APHA World Show), September 28 – October 2, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas.

A total of $20,000 will be paid out to weanling foals that show at The Breeders Halter Futurity and also show in one of the following Amateur Weanling Halter Classes at the 2021 Lone Star Gathering :

Amateur Weanling Stallions

Amateur Weanling Mares

Amateur Weanling Geldings

Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Weanling Stallions and Geldings

Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Weanling Mares

The $20,000 bonus – contributed equally by APHA and The Breeders Halter Futurity – will be paid out based on the final placings at the APHA Show per the APHA’s payout schedule to the recorded owner at the time of the class.   No additional entry form or fee is required.

Please note that the same Amateur Exhibitor must participate in the BHF and The Lone Star Gathering.

# Eligible    # Paid         1st     2nd     3rd     4th     5th     6th     7th           8th           9th

1-2                   1                      100%

3-4                   2                      60%     40%

5-6                   3                      45%     35%     20%

7-9                   4                      40%     30%     20%     10%

10-12               5                      34%     27%     20%     10%     9%

13-15               6                      32%     22%     19%     10%     9%       8%

16-19               7                      28%     22%     17%     10%     9%       8%       6%

20-23               8                      26%     22%     14%     10%     9%       8%       6%       5%

24-27               9                      26%     19%     13%     10%     9%       8%       6%       5%       4%

 

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact kkennedy.nhc@gmail.com.

2021 Mare Power Enrollments

The following mares have been enrolled in our Mare Power Program for 2021

A Secret Edition FG Godiva Precious Renegade
Acqui Bella FG Ive Got Charisma Pretty Cool Style
Allure Of An Angel FG Lalique Pretty Execution
Always A Cool Doll Fgleadingladiesimage Pretty Kid Look
Angels Secrets Fully Exposed Priceless Sis
ARA Mr E Giancarla Princess Emma
Baby Im Worth It Gracie Ann Quinclusion Mocha
Bay Breeze Hocus Pocus Redneck Princess
BBS Prissy Girl HR Secret Touch RGD Sensational
Bea Phenomenal I Execute Class Rivercity Girl
Beautisecret Imagine Me In Roses RPL Enlightness
Be Envyd Infiniti FX RPL Shes The One
Believe Im Cool Innocent Touch Ryhanna
Best Dawn Yet Intended Too Sacred Legacy
B E Utiful Ivegottasecrettotell Secret And Lies
BL Grand Kiss Janies Secret Secret Jewells
Blue Ribbons N Lace JBB Loves Agent Secrets Never Told
Bobbiesimprinted Doll JCG Avengalina Self Maid Woman
BPF Cheek To Cheek JCG Lightly Sparkled Sensations Cool
BPF Fantasia JMK Bodette Seretta
BPF Just Grace Just Coosing Around Shangri La
BPF Queen Of Hearts JVF Oh So Tempting Sharp Acquisition
BPF Tella Miss KJ Mocca Sierra Shes Got Guns
BPF Shes No Secret Ladey In Red Shes Pretty Intense
BRT Instyle Lady With A Secret Shes Simply Styliin
Brush Strokes Lawless Luci Shes Totally A Lady
Call Me Maibe LFL Espionage Shez My Jewel
Caught Ya Lookn LWR Alexis Shez Packen Heat
Chocolate Kande Made Of Dreams Sheza Cool Kissn Kid
Chromed Cha Cha Milans Touch Me Sheza Fancy Senorita
Cinderellas Heiress Miss Chanel Number 5 Sheza Te Coolest Kid
CK Bradshaw Miss Kittee Shooz
Classic Barbie MJS Jubalee Sierras Hot T
Classically Kool Ms Charming Intensions Silk Pajamas
Confessions Of Faith Ms Classy Style Simply Irrisistible
Cool Lookin Miss Ms Hotte Totte Simply Perfect To A Te
Cool Smokin Lady MTK Pick Me Smokin Hot Romance
Coolsified Diva MTK Shez Elusive Starlight Waltz
Da Ja Cool My Classi Intention Stars N Clues
Da Ja Voo My Destiny Still A Kid
Dawns Cool Girl My Gracioso Stone Cold Glam
Destinee My Gurl String Of Storms
Devine Intentions New Star In Town Sunkissed Islandgirl
DH Annies Last Now That’s Grace Sweetheartz
Dimplez Obviously Elated TA Coolsified Sierra
Dream Big Dreams Oh My Pretty Eyes Takin Cool Gold
E Lady Oh So Intriguing TD N Lace
Electrify Me Oh So Righteous Tehquence
Entegrity One Cool Valentine Telarumor
Entrigue One Hot Intention TF Off The Record
Equities One Sassy Diva TF Tradition
E Vivacious Ooo La La Top Shelf Sally
Ever So Jealous Packin Jewels TR Midnite Intention
Everybody Lovs Candy Pass D Sugar Tranquility
Excuses Xcuses Perfection U Can Call on Me
Extaci Petticoat Junxion Ultimate Covergirl
Fancy Déjà Vu PF Chromed In Red Ultra Secret
Fascinante PF Coolata Unbelievable Secret
Fascinating Secret PF Elusive Lover Upromised
Fear My Secret PF Iem Divine Vallerina
Fearles Fiona PF Just Grand Viara
Fearles Grace PF So Exquisite Victorius Secret
Fearlicious PF Special Effects Vivaciouss
FF Private Dancer PF Supreme Grace Wild West Showgirl
FF Sophisticated Lady PF Teledivine Secret Won Step Closer
FG Calypso Phancy Phace Yella Fella Design
FG Exquisite Playgirls Instyle You Bet Im Cool

Earlier this year, the Breeders Halter Futurity launched its Online Nomination and Payment System.    A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into this program.   We were pleased with our system but also found it necessary to update as we encountered many unforeseen situations.

We were cautiously optimistic that we would be able to launch our Online Entry and Payment System in time for our 2021 event.   Unfortunately, this is not the case.   So, please bear with us as we work hard to have the best system for you when it is ready to be launched.

That being said, we will have to revert to our system of old, where a completed Credit Card Authorization will have to accompany any entries being paid via credit card.   Please note the following:

All entries being paid by credit card, will need to be sent by July 15th via email to kkennedy.nhc@gmail.com.    Late fees will be applied to all entries received after midnight on July 15th.   All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% processing fee.   

Thanks so much for your patience.   Questions regarding this should be sent to kkennedy.nhc@gmail.com.

BHF Press Release January 2021

We have been busy getting things ready for our 2021 event – here are some updates and changes that will be effective immediately.

Our Mare Power Program is very strong.   We have 201 mares enrolled for 2021, they are listed below.  These classes are open to foals sired by any participating BHF Stallion.   The mare must be enrolled in the 2021 Mare Power Program and all of her 2021 weanling foals are eligible for the Mare Power Classes.    At our September 2021 event, we will offer four Mare Power Classes:

Mare Power Jr. Weanling Colts and Geldings

Mare Power Sr. Weanling Colts and Geldings

Mare Power Jr. Weanling Fillies

Mare Power Sr. Weanling Fillies

Jr. Eligibility is based on an April 1st or later breeding date of the mare.   The purse for each class will be determined based on the percentage of Jr. and Sr. foals that are pre-entered in the class.    Linda Gordon has added $15,000 to the Mare Power Purse.

Just a reminder that the BHF Board of Directors voted to change the Amateur Exhibitor rules for 2021.   If a horse is eligible for more than one class and it is to be shown with an Amateur Exhibitor, the same Amateur Exhibitor must show the horse in all entered classes at the BHF.   The only exceptions to this rule are the Youth Classes.   An eligible Youth Exhibitor may show the same horse in the applicable Youth Halter Class.

The BHF Board of Directors also voted to change some horse eligibility rules.   Beginning in 2021, only the 1st place horse from any BHF Class and only the World Champion from any AQHA Level 3 Amateur or Open Class are ineligible to compete in future BHF Halter Classes.    If you have a horse that previously placed 2nd or 3rd and you would like to show again at the BHF, there is a “Catch-Up Nomination Form” for you to pay a $200 yearly nomination fee for every year the horse was ineligible.    Then you will pay a current 2021 nomination fee and your horse is eligible to show at the BHF.

Our DIY Classes are now available to BHF Open and BHF Color Division Stallions who pay a fee in order to make their foals eligible to participate in the DIY Classes.   The fee of $2000 will make all their 2021 Weanling Foals eligible.   If you are interested in making your stallion eligible for the DIY Classes, please contact Karen Kennedy.   The Stallion must be paid by prior to our first entry deadline of July 15, 2021.

We are offering our Yearling Longe Class again in 2021.   The purse for this class is $25,000 which was graciously donated by Kathy and Steve Headley.    Rules for the Longe Line Class can be found under our rules tab.

New for 2021, we are offering a Western Pleasure and Performance Halter Class for horses that are 2 – 5 years of age.   This class is open to horses sired by any sire that ever participated in the BHF.   In order to be eligible to compete, the horse must have a current 2021 paid nomination.   This class will be a $30,000 purse which was generously donated by Kathy and Steve Headley, Billy and Suzonne Franks, and Penny and Jerry Robinson.   Rules for this class can be found under our rules tab.

We are excited to announce that our new computer program is up and running.   If you are using a credit card to nominate your horse(s), you will now go to the website to complete your nomination.   The new on-line nomination program will be much easier for you.   You also can look up a horse and see if it is currently nominated.   Please visit our website at www.breedershalterfuturity.com.

Please visit our website for all the latest news.    Please check the Stallion Listings for any new stallions that are now nominated to the Breeders Halter Futurity.    Our show will be held September 14 -18, 2021 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.    Our show schedule will be available soon.

As always if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Kennedy at kkennedy.nhc@gmail.com or 479-648-3116.

Hotel Information

For special event pricing during the BHF this year at the Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines please click on the link below:

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/DSMZA/G-BHFH

 

Sleep Inn & Suites

515-299-9922 $89 per night
Pet Friendly Hotel
“Breeders Halter Futurity 2021”
Release Date – September 3rd, 2021
BOOKING LINK – CLICK HERE

Call the hotel direct at 515-299-9922 and mention you are with “Breeder’s Halter Futurity 2021” prior to the group block release date of September 3rd, 2021 and we will take care of the rest!